Together As Ourselves. Vans’ mission is to inspire and enable creative expression, and that cannot happen without free expression for everyone. To celebrate Pride 2022, Vans empowered three artists in the LGBTQ+ community to create a collection of footwear and apparel that showcases their experiences, individuality, and vision for a more inclusive world.
Born in a small town around Bologna’s countryside in Italy, Sara Lorusso grew up fascinated by nature and the creatures that populated it. This knack for observation developed into a passion for photography, and a particular interest in how we can rediscover ourselves beyond society’s norms. Spreading a message of inclusion over objectification, Sara’s OTW Gallery Classic Slip-On tweaks the familiar look of a lipstick print by juxtaposing the design with an important reminder at the sidewall: love can save us. Hidden details inside the shoe further elevate the idea that love is love, beautiful in all its forms. This iconic slip-on shoe is made with low-profile textile uppers, supportive padded collars, elastic side accents, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
- Vans OTW Gallery Pride collection •
- Custom digital artwork by artist Sara Lorusso
- Sturdy textile uppers
- Supportive padded collars
- Elastic side accents
- Signature rubber waffle outsoles